Meet the TRUST

The LEADership TRUST is comprised of influential and motivated community leaders who support LEAD San Diego's vision of creating a network of engaged civic leaders.

LEADership TRUST Roster

Bob Alden (06)
Community Volunteer

Trevor Blair (07 & 17)
Blair Search Partners LLC

Gordon Boerner (93)
Senior Vice President, Banking Manager
U.S. Bank

Randy Bogle (16)
Executive Director
San Diego Military Advisory Council

Chris Bourassa (14)
President, U.S. Construction
Ledcor Construction, Inc.

Jason Bowser (07 & 15)
Managing Director, Regional Manager
Southern California Division
Consumer & Business Banking
Union Bank

Scott Chadwick (15)
Chief Operating Officer
The City of San Diego

Naila Chowdhury (17)
Director, Social Impact & Innovation
UC San Diego

Randy Clark (11)
Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
San Diego Gas & Electric

Steven J. Cologne (12)
Managing Partner
Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Dr. Michael Cunningham (15)
National University System

Joel Davis (15)
General Manager
KGTV ABC10/Azteca San Diego 15

Nick DiPaolo (17)
Director, Brokerage
Cushman & Wakefield

Rob Douglas (16)
President & COO
ResMed, Inc.

James Floros (13)
President & CEO
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Judy Forrester
Executive Director & CEO
The New Children's Museum

Charles Furman (16)
San Diego Leadership Institute






Bill Geppert (14)
Community Volunteer

Nels Jensen (16)
San Diego Business Journal

Kerri V. Kapich (17)
Chief Operating Officer
San Diego Tourism Authority

Stath Karras (94)
Executive Director
Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, University of San Diego

Margie Newman (15 & 17)
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Intesa Communications

Barbara Noerenberg (12)
Vice President, Corporate R&D
Qualcomm Inc.

Kari Pelters (15)
Director of Finance
Hunter Industries

Garry Ridge (16)
President & CEO
WD-40 Company

Jean Russo (17)
Chief Philanthropy Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice

Jerry Sanders
President & CEO
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

John Sarkisian (17)
Managing Partner
Encontro North Park

Marilyn Sawyer (84)
Civic & Community Volunteer

Thomas P. Sayer, Jr. (17)
General Counsel
San Diego Hotel-Motel Association

Susan Taylor (16)
Executive Director, External Affairs
Scripps Health

Robin Toft (17)
President & CEO
Toft Group Executive Search

Stephen B. Williams
Managing Principal

Carisa Wisniewski (11)
Office Managing Partner
Moss Adams

Hank Zapisek (98)
Registered Principal
Cetera Advisor Networks